Shakhter Soligorsk vs Hibernians (By: Akebob)
The winner of the pair will face Esbjerg (Denmark) in the next round.
Shakhter Soligorsk goes well in their domestic league which is in full action. They are five points away from the top and to the last match, they won over Minsk 3:2. This was their sixth victory in eight home matches.
They had an excellent season last year where they won the cup, while in the league they finished second with the best defense (only fourteen passive goals). From 2011 Shakhter Soligorsk participates every year in the Europa League. Their best season was in 2014-15 where they kicked out Derry City and Zulte Waregem.
They have some talented players who are playing for the national team of Belarus, like attacking midfielder Valeri Gromyko, goalkeeper Andrey Klimovich and midfielder Yuri Kovalev.
The Maltese team of Hibernians is currently on early pre-season preparation as the Maltese league is starting on 23th of August.
The season ended up good for them as they finished second in the league. They made several transfers but they lost the first goalscorer of Maltese league, Brazilian striker Taylon who signed for Botev Plovdiv.
Shakhter looks very strong at home and they are really more ready as their league is in action. Hibernians is a low-capacity team with only a few aspirations. I think that the Belarusians can clear the qualification from the first game.
Shakhter Soligorsk vs Hibernians predictions
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Shakhter Soligorsk vs Hibernians betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Akebob).